When Donald Trump sat down for an interview with Time magazine, the first thing he cited to demonstrate his credibility as a presidential
candidate was an ongoing Newsmax poll.
Trump, the magazine reports on its website on Thursday, “holds up fresh evidence of his greatness. ‘This thing just came out,’ Trump says, waving a 2012 Republican primary poll from the website Newsmax.com. ‘This is Trump.’”
The Internet poll sponsored by Newsmax.com reveals that when Trump faces off against the best and the brightest GOP contenders for 2012, he takes 57 percent of the vote in a field including Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, and Mitt Romney. His closest competitor is Romney, with 9 percent of the vote.
Time reports: “He points to a bar graph showing the 57 percent of voters who support his unannounced campaign for president. Then he points below. ‘These are the people,’ he says, referring to established politicians like Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Haley Barbour, none of whom garners even 10 percent. ‘A little crazy, right?’”
Online participants in the Newsmax poll also support Trump by a wide margin in a head-to-head match-up with President Barack Obama.
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